A. EVENTS (click to see details below)
B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)
C. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (click to see details below)
D. RESEARCH (click to see details below)
1. Wed. Oct. 29: UB Schmoozin’ with Women in STEM
5:30 p.m., Davis Hall, UB North Campus
UB Schmoozin' with Women in STEM will provide an opportunity to female UB students who are interested in STEM to "network with and learn from experienced female UB alumni professionals who are currently working in the technical fields of science, technology, engineering or math." Sponsored by UB Career Services.
For more information or to register: UB Schmoozin' with Women in STEM
2. Thur. Oct. 30: Screening and Discussion of the 2013 documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
6:00 p.m., 509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
The Women of SUNY Buffalo Law and BLSA are happy to announce a showing of the 2014 documentary, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, with a talk-back to follow, on the controversy over Anita Hill’s sexual harassment testimony in the 1991 nomination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Light refreshments will be served. The talk-back discussion will be led by Professor Martha McCluskey. Other panelists will include Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Teresa Miller; Sharon Nolan-Weiss, Director and Title XII Coordinator for the University of Buffalo; and Professor Isabel Marcus.
3. Wed. Nov. 5: Foundation Grants: Developing Competitive Proposals
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: 9 Norton Hall (Office of Civic Engagement and Public Policy), UB North
From initial contact to getting funded, follow field-tested best practices to increase your chances of getting the grant. Registration is free, but required, and limited to 30 participants. Organized by the UB Office of Research Advancement.
4. Wed. Nov. 5: CSTEP: Inroads: Next Level Opportunity Information Session (for Undergraduate Students)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., 12 Capen Hall (Fish bowl), UB North Campus
The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program presents an informational session, meet companies looking to hire summer interns. All undergraduate students are welcome. The nation’s largest source of PAID UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER internships for underrepresented minority students at major companies. For more information, see this flyer.
5. Wed. Nov 12: Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: "Discussion on Microfinance: Stories from the Field," Shaanta Murshid, Social Work
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 207 UB Commons, UB North Campus Free
This talk examine the “trickle down” of neoliberal ideas, language, and decision-making–economic and familial–among 30 women who participate in microfinance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The premise of the current study is that neoliberal notions of personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, and choice encourages individualized and entrepreneurial citizenship that focus on optimization of resources through “personal initiative and innovation.” Within this sample of microfinance participants it appears that neoliberal ideology made an appearance in their language, which shows that they use neoliberal words to reflect new realities, and their statements exemplify the conflicting rhetoric that they use to describe their positions within their families. This research, based on in-depth interviews, shows that women participating in microfinance use language that mirror the development agenda of non-governmental organizations (NGO) even in situations that may not be applicable. For example, taking “personal responsibility” for domestic violence that occurs amidst a confluence of factors, involving changing gender norms, expectations, and status inconsistency, is a neoliberal manifestation; by taking personal responsibility individuals internalize the experience of domestic violence ascribing the “solution” (to) a function of changes in the individual as opposed to the system.
Sponsored by the Feminist Research Alliance and the Gender Institute. Lunch will be provided.
6. Fri. Nov. 14: “Delivering on a Promise: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Financial Aid Application Rates in Buffalo”
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.: 9 Norton Hall, UB North (lunch available from 12 noon), UB North Campus
Speakers: Nathan Daun-Barnett, UB Educational Leadership and Policy, and Allison D. Newman, Scholarship Director, Say Yes Buffalo.
RSVP to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376.
7. Fri. Nov. 14: YWCA Tonawanda’s 18th Annual Beaujolais Dinner & Auction
5:30 p.m. Preview Live and Silent Auction, 7:00 pm Dinner - Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island, NY
Tickets ($55.00, which includes gourmet dinner & an evening of fun!) are available at the YWCA Tonawanda (692-5580). Some auction items include: airline tickets for 2, hopper passes to Disney, $500 gift card, a Chautauqua package, a stay at the Roycroft Inn, Sabres Tickets, autographed Buffalo Bills-CJ Spiller jersey. All proceeds from this festive event benefit our Domestic Violence Services & KidStrong Program.
8. Fri. Nov 14: “Department of Sociology Colloquium series: Visiting Scholar Two Day Residency, Jeffrey Alexander”
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., 107 Capen Hall - “Social Crisis and Societalization: A Cultural Sociological Approach to the Financial Crisis, Church Pedophilia, and Media Phone Hacking”
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., 20 Knox Hall - “Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity, and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders”
Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale and founder and co-director of the Center for Cultural Sociology.
Why do certain events—for example, the Holocaust, the American civil rights movement, Japan’s Nanjing Massacre—become cultural traumas which elicit and enlarge social responsibility and political action? This and other questions will be addressed by Yale cultural sociologist Jeffrey Alexander during the course of his two-day residency.
In addition to the UB Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York, Professor Alexander’s visit is supported by the UB Humanities Institute, the UB Department of Sociology, the UB Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage, the UB Honors College, and the UB Academies. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Contact Professor Barbara Bono, President, UB Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
9. Thur. Nov. 20: Bruce R. Troen, MD, Professor of Medicine & Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, UB Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: “Healthspan and Frailty in the Elderly”Back to Top
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 107 Capen Hall, Honors College Seminar Room, UB North Campus
This talk is a part of ongoing Research on Aging: People, Policy, and Practice series, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Public Policy.
More details TBA.
Free to attend, RSVP requested to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376
B. CALLS FOR PAPERS
Guest Editors: Jan Haaken, Flora Cornish, Catherine Campbell, Sharon Jackson, Liora Moskovitz
The early 21st century proliferation of small-scale social movements in the Global North and South provides the context for this special section.
'Prefigurative politics' emerged in the 1970s as a term that expressed the ethos of creating alternative communities – fostering small-scale experiments in modes of living and working that realize in the present the values of an anticipated better society. The term has gained new interest in recent years to understand an upsurge of movements, including, for example, the Occupy movement, intentional communities, workers' cooperatives, direct democracy initiatives, Transition Towns, timebanks, eco-villages, citizens' municipal budgeting, community gardening, reclamation of urban spaces for social use, health cooperatives, participatory economics, permaculture, restorative justice, food sovereignty, and the open-source movement.
Considerable thinking remains to be done on the relations between such prefigurative practices and broad-based social change. The landscape has changed since the 1970s, with global inequalities further entrenched, global politics less organised by a Left-Right divide, and concepts of localism co-opted into political and corporate agendas. Psychological processes are crucial to understanding the emergence, development and dissipation of such small, face-to-face communities. The dynamics of communication, action, coalition-building, and achievement deserve further attention. Issues of group cohesion/conflict, as well as individual/collective change and thinking/feeling capacities are some of the psychological themes that arise.
We welcome submissions on these and other topics that can contribute to 'rethinking prefigurative politics'. Manuscripts can be original research reports, case studies, theoretical articles, review articles, reflective pieces, or commentaries.
A two-round process of review will take place. Please submit long abstracts (1000 words) by 31 October 2014 to Jan Haaken (email@example.com) and Flora Cornish (firstname.lastname@example.org). Following review, selected authors will be invited to submit full papers by 9 March 2015 for peer review. The special section will be published in 2016. Queries may be directed to Jan Haaken or Flora Cornish.
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting abstracts from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, democracy, equal access, and social change in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.
Scholars from Texas, the United States, and the world are invited to engage in discussing various issues related to the conference theme. Please indicate whether you are interested in making a paper presentation, organizing a discussion panel, or submitting an undergraduate poster presentation.
Persons interested in participating should submit the following: abstract of no more than 250 words and one-page curriculum vitae. These may be sent as email attachments to email@example.com or mailed to the address below. Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated need, are available on a first come, first serve basis.
After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. For submission guidelines, to register to be an author or reviewer, go to: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions
Mailing address: Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
In keeping with the conference theme “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” the panel considers periodicals as the “liminal” or threshold sites of engagement between ethnic American cultural producers and their audiences. Papers may especially focus on how the hybridized forms of illustrated periodicals, as both visual and textual forms, enable self-expression for African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latina, and Native American women as authors and artists. Papers may address any US historical era. Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 1- to 2-page c.v. by DECEMBER 5, 2014 to Andreá Williams (Ohio State University) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “RSAP/SSAWW proposal.”
For more information: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/
This conference will be an opportunity to explore the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st Century British Literature and Arts and as an aesthetic or ethical category. Proposals bearing on the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st-Century British Literature and Arts and signalling to a poetics of the humble or the epistemological, ethical or political significance of the humble will be considered.
Proposals in English of about 300 words should be sent by December 15,2014 to:
- Isabelle Brasme (email@example.com),
- Jean-Michel Ganteau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Christine Reynier (email@example.com)
Selected papers will be published in Horizons Anglophones/Present Perfect at the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée.
On Friday, August 7, 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor a critical institute in conjunction with its Annual Meeting. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars. The topic for this year¹s meeting is “Dickinson in her Elements." Applicants working on Dickinson¹s writings in relation to the physical sciences (botany, geology, astronomy, etc.), agriculture, natural and built environments, etc. are encouraged to apply, submissions on all topics will be considered. We welcome applications from graduate students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and tenure-track/tenured professors. Please submit a short cv and an abstract (300-350 words) to Eliza Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alexandra Socarides (email@example.com) by January 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate conference-length (8-10 page) papers to their workshop group by June 15th.
Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton’s Life and Work
An intensely international writer, Edith Wharton thought about cultural boundaries, exchanges, and explication throughout her life and work. Her travel, her expatriate life-style, her multilingual abilities, her interest in anthropological and cultural explication all helped place cultural exchange at the center of her writing and life. This panel seeks papers that address any aspect of Wharton’s engagement with cultural exchange, be it cultural explication, translation, encounters, or actual exchanges. It is also open to examinations of translations of Wharton, relations of Wharton to other writers in cross-cultural ways, and critical receptions of Wharton across cultural boundaries. Please send 250-500 page proposals and 1 page cvs to Hildegard Hoeller firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Edith Wharton and the First World War
In her autobiography A Backward Glance Edith Wharton recalls “the dark bewildering days of August 1914” that she experienced as a resident of Paris at the outbreak of World War I. The war drove Wharton to take up relief work for refugees, travel to the front, and scold her native country for its belated participation in the war. Wharton responded in journalism, fiction, and poetry that familiarized Americans with the country they were protecting and depicted the human and cultural loss caused by the conflict. This panel seeks papers that consider any aspect of Wharton’s multiform response to World War I. Papers might address Wharton’s sympathetic depictions of French culture in non-fiction works like Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport, and French Ways and Their Meanings, or works of fiction such as The Marne, A Son at the Front, and The Mother’s Recompense. Also welcome are comparative papers on Wharton's war related writings and better-known works on the war by Hemingway, Woolf, Dos Passos, Barbusse, and others, as well as the relation of Wharton’s war reportage to that of other women. Please send 250-500 word proposals and short CVs to Paul Ohler at Paul.Ohler@kpu.ca
Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.Back to Top
Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register
For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.eduAA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361
C. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship
Deadline: October 28, 2014
The Research Fellowships for Grant Development, now for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support the preparation and submission of external grant proposals for community-based research projects. Fellowship support is limited to activities including grant writing, hiring grant consultants, statistical or other technical assistance necessary for a competitive proposal, travel to visit potential funders (foundations, agencies), and workshops or other activities to further the submission of sponsored research proposals. Full details and application information available here.
Deadline: October 28, 2014
The Research Dissemination Fellowships, now for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support efforts to disseminate the results of community-based research. For example, this fellowship may be used to craft a dissemination plan to be included in an external grant proposal; to rework a report or practice recommendation into a scholarly publication; to prepare the research results for use in non-academic publishing outlets, such as policy reports; to present research findings to legislative bodies and other policymaking groups; or to assist in developing a plan with the community research partner to change current practice. Full details and application information available here.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) and the Humanities Institute (HI) are delighted to announce a major new initiative to support research and creative activity: OVPRED/HI Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities.
This program will provide awards of up to $5,000 for long-term projects, with the goal of generating applications for outside funding within two years of the start of the award. Priority will be given to projects at the early or middle stages of completion, to allow time to secure external funding.
Awardees will receive a research fund administered by the home department, usable in the upcoming calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Funds may be used for purposes that advance research and creative activity, such as travel to collections, site-specific fieldwork and data collection, specialized equipment, and research assistance.
Awardees must apply for at least two outside fellowships or other funding opportunities within two years of the start of funding, and they must participate in the peer critique portion of HI’s annual External Grant Writing Workshop.
Deadlines vary: 6 separate Fellowships
AUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014–15 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.
Deadline is Nov. 15, 2014:
Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Funding: $6,000–$30,000
For more information about all 6 Grant and Fellowship Programs:
Deadline: Nov. 17, 2014
The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women writing their dissertations and those pursuing postdoctoral research. Research publication grants are also available to enable scholars to complete manuscripts for publication. For more information and to apply
For more information and to apply: http://aauw-ampub.scholarsapply.org//
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, the P.E.O. Sisterhood contributes funds for scholarships for women from other countries to study in the U.S. and Canada.
The women must pursue graduate degrees, have a full year of course work remaining, and sign a document promising to return to their home country or a location outside the U.S. or Canada within 60 days of completing their degree or Optional Practical Training.
The maximum amount of the award is $10,000 annually, based on need. Lesser amounts may be awarded.
Interested women must apply for eligibility by December 15, 2014. The online eligibility form and information about policies and procedures are available here.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Maxine Vesper (716-689-4762, email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org) for help with their applications.
Deadline: January 13, 2015
Three new Grand Challenges have been published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges Explorations are: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development, Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development, and New interventions in global health. Applicants from any experience level, discipline, and organization are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Initial awards will be $100,000 each with an opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women....
For more information: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/
The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!Back to Top
Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for research projects related to lesbian health issues....
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.
Early Modern Research Workshop
Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop
Urban Image Research Workshop
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